A Statement from our EBREL President

Hey everyone, I’m Jesse Jones. You might have seen me around at one of these events before because I’ve been coming here for the last two years, but a couple weeks ago I was elected as president of the EBR Esports League. I just wanted to come up here and talk to you about something […]

EBREL Gerald Lawson Tournament Highlights: A Day of Triumphs and Surprises!

This past Saturday, the EBREL Esports Arena at PDC buzzed with excitement as students from East Baton Rouge Parish Schools battled it out in an electrifying esports tournament. From the joy of exploring the new venue to the fierce competition on the screens, it was a day to remember for the local esports’ community. Rocket […]

2nd Annual Ambassador Meeting

The Professional Development Center buzzed with excitement on Saturday as we hosted the 2nd annual Student Ambassador meeting for our booming EBR Schools Esports League (EBREL). Student voice is the bedrock of our program, from the Director of Network Operations shaping the overall vision to the dedicated IT staff and, of course, the passionate student […]

From Pixels to Pioneers

From Pixels to Pioneers: Sparking Our Esports Revolution at Northeast High The year was 2021, Covid raged on, but a different kind of fever gripped Northeast High. Esports fever. Not a whisper of the EBREL yet, just a raw, grassroots dream. A dream to prove the naysayers wrong, to show how esports could light a […]

Building a Community Through Esports

Building a Community Through Esports: Leveling the Playing Field for All   One of the most rewarding aspects of organizing esports events is witnessing the incredible impact it has on students. We’ve seen firsthand the transformative power of gaming, particularly for students with autism and other disabilities. It creates a level playing field where everyone, […]

EBREL: Setting the Standard for Scholastic Esports

EBREL: Setting the Standard for Scholastic Esports Another successful event has come and gone, and our students continue to shine. Scotlandville Middle, a newcomer to the league this year, has made a bold statement by claiming victory in all three tournaments so far. Tara and Baton Rouge High maintain their intense rivalry, trading tournament wins […]

Excitement Reigns at EBREL Kickoff

Excitement Reigns at the EBREL Kickoff! The East Baton Rouge Esports League (EBREL) kicked off its first official league event in style! Here’s a recap of the thrilling Rocket League tournament: Elementary Showdown: The young guns from Dufrocq Elementary dominated the elementary division, securing a clean sweep against Villa Del Rey’s 5th-grade team in the […]

Summer Camp 2023

In an effort to keep students engaged in the learning process this summer, The Division of Technology Services offered an Esports Summer Series for students going into grades 6-10. Participants from eleven different EBRPSS campuses and four schools outside of the public system, came together at CTEC, M-Th each week, from 8am to 1pm. The […]

The Dufrocq School Esports Lab Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

The Dufrocq School in Baton Rouge, LA, unveiled its newest addition to the campus, a Brand new Esports Lab. This cutting-edge facility is designed to give students the opportunity to engage in competitive gaming and learn about the intricacies of the esports industry. The ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Esports Lab is took place on February […]

Villa del Rey Esports Lab Ribbon Cutting

On February 24, 2023, Villa del Rey Elementary School held a ribbon cutting ceremony for their brand new, state-of-the-art, esports lab. The lab is designed to provide students with the opportunity to develop their skills in the growing field of esports.  The lab features high-end gaming computers, comfortable seating throughout, and the latest gaming equipment. […]